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Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibitions


Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 10, 2014
5:00 – 7:00 PM

Anderson Hall, 333 S. Broad Street
Gallery 224
Amy Brand
Deborah Decker

The University of the Arts is proud to present the Spring 2014 MFA Studio Art Thesis Exhibition. Please join Amy Brand and Deborah Decker as they celebrate the opening of their MFA thesis exhibition.

Deborah Decker’s work focuses on issues of social justice through portraiture. Using her years of experience as an educator in the public school system of Los Angeles, she tells the stories of her students and their communities.

Amy Brand’s collection of sculpture and everyday artifacts explores how objects help people create systems of understanding – through scientific, spiritual, and/or personal means. Her work juxtaposes mythological female archetypes with the detritus of daily life in order to question assumptions about the roles of women in contemporary society.

The Low-Residency Studio Art MFA Program at the University of the Arts is a two-and-a-half year course of study committed to training artists to sharpen their skills and ideas while preparing them for real-world experience in a creative discipline. Our MFA in Studio Arts program has a multi-disciplinary orientation that encourages the crossing and exploring of different mediums. UArts is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and is regarded as one of the premier low-residency MFA art programs in the United States. The UARTS Low-Residency MFA program celebrates a vibrant history that includes alumni with successful gallery representation nationally and visual artist educators at every level.